Avnet Provides Cloud Solutions Demos to HP Partners

Avnet Technology Solutions has introduced its HP-designated Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) at its Global Solutions Center in Chandler, Ariz. Avnet’s HP CCoE is built on a complete, integrated and open platform – HP’s CloudSystem.  This platform allows both businesses and service providers to build and manage services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

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Symphony Services Spins off SUMMUS Software

Palo Alto, Calif., June 21, 2011 – Symphony Services today announced it has established its award-winning IT service management offering, SUMMIT, as its own company.  The new company, SUMMUS Software Inc., will aggressively advance SUMMIT’s goals of driving significant improvements to distributed IT governance, service levels and productivity—while addressing global management challenges via the broadest

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Acme Packet Extends Outsourcery’s Cloud Offerings for Businesses

UK-based cloud service provider Outsourcery has selected Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to extend its broad cloud product offerings for businesses. Acme Packet’s SBCs will support Outsourcery’s launch of Microsoft Lync 2010 and allow geographic distribution across multiple sites. Outsourcery, which is Microsoft’s worldwide ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year‘ 2010, notes that

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SAP and Dell Deliver New Cloud and In-Memory Computing Offerings

SAP and Dell Deliver New Cloud and In-Memory Computing Offerings SAP and Dell will help organizations transform their businesses through their new cloud and in-memory computing offerings.  Dell delivers innovative technology and services and SAP specializes in enterprise application software. Both companies have announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship to this end. Following this

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NetSuite Addresses ERP Needs with Cloud-Business Suite

NetSuite Addresses ERP Needs with Cloud-Business Suite NetSuite has unveiled the first and only cloud-business suite designed specifically for the ERP needs of the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies.  Known as NetSuite Unlimited, the suite has been designed in response to demand from the CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs of top global institutions. NetSuite claims its

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Cloud Job Of The Day – Enterprise Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services

Enterprise Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services Do you like helping large enterprise customers solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping an organization understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to help guide a project

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Disaster Recovery and the Cloud: New solutions for offsite data protection

Disaster Recovery and the Cloud: New solutions for offsite data protection The typical backup model adopted by most companies is fairly simple: once a week, the business’s data servers are copied to magnetic tape. Incremental changes are backed up as the week progresses. In general, a full week’s tape set is regularly sent offsite. Some

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The Architect of the Official Cloud Computing Revolution – CIO Vivek Kundra

Official Cloud Computing Revolution – CIO Vivek Kundra “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. (Disclaimer: I realize that I used this quote in an earlier article, but it is so much appropriate for what I am about to say,

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UK Public Sector Shifts Closer to the Cloud

UK Public Sector Shifts Closer to the Cloud The UK Government’s Information and Communications Technology strategy highlights the need to move to cloud computing, and this demand is being addressed by cloud collaboration specialist, Huddle. Used by more than 85,000 organizations worldwide, including Disney, Huddle notes that the UK government’s shift towards cloud computing is

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What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers?

What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers? “The number one thing leaders can do to facilitate balance is to support flexibility and understand the needs of your people.” – Jim Mitchell (1946-2002), Irish politician. Now, the above words may have been spoken in a context far removed from Information Technology (IT), but

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